Women's Club virtual speaker Dr. Bruce Lyon
Join the UCSC Women's Club for Sparrows in the Mist: Complex Winter Social Behavior in a Little Brown Bird presented by Dr. Bruce Lyon, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC.
Dr. Lyon conveyed "Ornithologists often study breeding birds and as a result the winter ecology and social behavior of migratory birds is relatively under studied. For the past 18 years my students and I have been studying a population of golden-crowned sparrows that winter in the University of California, Santa Cruz Arboretum. Each sparrow is given a unique combination of color bands which allows us to identify individual birds in the wild and monitor their behavior and survival. Given that they survive migration and breeding, individual sparrows return winter after winter to the arboretum and flock together with the same individuals as in previous years."
Wednesday, April 7 at 12:00pm